Stories about History from September, 2013
Mark Jochim features Thailand stamps that showcase the beauty and culture of Phuket, a popular island tourism destination. Interestingly, he notes that Phuket-themed stamps do not include the famous beaches of Phuket.
As Tajikistan's president unveils yet another statue of national icon Ismoil Somoni, blogger Tomiris criticizes [ru] monument monoculture in the country: Don't we have other historical figures to erect statues to? Was Somoni really the only one of its kind? I understand that this fetishization of Somoni is a political...
Presidents Obama and Rouhani delivered speeches at the UN General Assembly in New York that delivered some hope for future relations, but not much more.
The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.
The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.
Twenty-five years ago thousands of political prisoners were executed by Iran's regime.
This chapter of our analysis of the crisis in Madagascar discusses the under-covered causes of the economic decline of the island and the proposed solutions.
The crackdown Egypt reminds Chinese people of the Tiananmen Crackdown 24 years ago. Some make use of the violence as a warning to advocators for democracy and social changes in China.
Ramzan Kadyrov caused an outcry in the blogosphere when he dedicated a monument to a group of Chechen women who died during the Caucasus Wars in the 19th century.
The musical legacy of Victor Jara transcends national borders, just as the call to justice requires the extradition of one of the soldiers who murdered him 40 years ago.
The online version of Chilean newspaper La Tercera released an interactive, multimedia special [es, en] on the 40th anniversary of the coup against Salvador Allende. Mariana Santos worked with the team behind this project as an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow. Mariana says that “the goal was to tell this...
Peruvians are struggling to protect a 4,000-year-old archaeological site that is being threatened by real estate development.
Blogger sEnEl informs that during recent months Sri Lankans experienced some of the hottest days in their lifetimes. The blogger attributes the reason for the erratic weather to the global climate change.
Forty years ago today, Chilean socialist President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a coup d’état which marked the beginning of a 17 year-long military dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet.
The 40th anniversary of the coup d'état that overthrew Salvador Allende has revived the debate about the Allende government and the legacy of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
The complaints against the program suggest that Chile is still divided by an event that marked its history 40 years ago.
A professor recently claimed that previous estimates that 30 million people died during the Great Chinese Famine is rumor. According to him, the difficult period caused 2.5 million "nutritional deaths".
The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan has launched a new campaign to gather 100 million signatures. Their online petition, in eight different languages, calls on Japanese government to offer an official apology and legal reparations to the victims and asks the international community to join their cause....